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Mar 5, 2011 8:30am PST
and jamie murray coming in to premier samuel bleak, and world premier of america. 75 united states remeres, 700 artists coming in from 50 different countries, a massive celebration. >>> how do you start something like this? it's been going for 21 years. you came from colorado to start this film festival in san jose. how has it grown? how did it start? >> my cofounder and i produced an independent feature film, fell in love with the experience of film festivals through that experience and wanted to do something to combine the innovation of silicon valley and the world of discovery. to start, everybody said it wouldn't work, and it worked out great and it's a power house and we're thrilled to do it. >>> one more film, superhero party clown. >> you're going to climb walls, right? >> yeah. yeah. >> who wants him to prove it? >> yeah, prove it! prove it! >> see that tree over there? >> yeah. >> why don't you climb it. not so heroic now, huh? should i try to save him? >> no! >> sorry about my sidekick. he's afraid of heights. >> thanks for the robot. i'll bring it back. >> keep it. >> a
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Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm PST
three new breakfast lovers dishes, who needs a break from breakfast? denny's. america's diner is always open. we were the first to ban smoking on airplanes. the first to have smoke-free bars and restaurants. all while saving over $86 billion in health care costs... and over a million lives. we've done a good job. but even if you were born today, you'd still grow up in a world where tobacco kills more people... than aids, drugs, alcohol, murder and car crashes... combined. we have a lot more work to do. um, these days we're all trying to save money, that's why i'm shooting this commercial myself, at home. it's really easy and i can pass the savings onto you. okay, ready for the food part? check it out. my warm and flaky croissant sandwiches. supreme or sausage. both made with fresh egg and melting cheese. you get 2 for just 3 bucks okay, i'm back, whoa- oh, i am so ready for this recession to be over. >>> you wouldn't think working at a dry cleaners would be a dangerous job. one employee in georgia is fortunate to be alive. sur skra lance video -- surveillance video shows a truck barrell
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm PST
problems with the rails and they work tirelessly to keep the trains running. >>> bank of america called them intermittent service disruptions. but for online banking customers a computer gift today created a big headache -- a computer glitch today created a big headache. mike sugerman reports. >> reporter: halleluia, the website is back up and running within the last couple of minutes. bank of america's online banking site is running. for the better part two of days it wasn't. i didn't get any confirmation from bank of america but i'm a customer and i can get online now like millions of others can in california. you know, you really don't understand how much you use this thing and how much you depend on it until it goes down. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: using the bank used to be hard. >> the bank offers us many services... and like mr. frank adams, most of us use the bank. >> reporter: mr. frank adams didn't have online banking then. nor would he have had it today. >> online banking right now currently down. they are experiencing some technical difficulties with the service. it sh
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
america at camel pius drive in corte madera surrendered after 10:00 p.m. t man was requesting some pretty high-level meetings. >> reporter: inside the bank of america a gunman masses back and forth. he is talking on the speaker phone with police and f.b.i. negotiators outside. they are telling him he is surrounded and should give himself up. police say the man is clearly suffering from psychological problems. first he demanded a conversation with the ceo of bank of america. now he wants to talk directly with president obama. >> he begins waving a gun around, a pistol, black. >> reporter: dg till on the was a customer at the bank. he says the man walked in with what appeared to be a typewritten manifesto around 4:30 this afternoon, he told the employees to tape pages of the document to the front window. what was he saying? st. louis he didn't want to harm anyone, he was there to make a statement about the economy and banking in general and just how sit corrupt and run by criminals. >> what were you thinking the whole time? >> umm, well i was thinking maybe i should just take him out
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 1:35am PDT
teams are still alive. >> my team has done a lot. >> ,, i love america, i love my pet bald eagle brock, my bison sara, i love my pick-up with the custom constitution paint job... i celebrate jury duty... i love america so much, i'm making an all american jack combo two jumbo patties, with melting cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles, plus fries and a drink for only $4.99. i've celebrated every american tradition...except one... spring break cancun yo!!!!!!!! try the all american jack and enter to win >> little rain tomorrow too, right, roberta. >> not a little a lot. 2 inches. >> when will it start? >> by the morning commute. >> something to look forward to. to. >> david letterman is coming up, during cold and flu season. that's why we started a mission for health. by going beyond clean surfaces to healthy surfaces. by making a healthy way to wash hands. and even by working with a pediatrician to develop lysol healthy habits initiatives in schools. when you use lysol, you're a part of something bigger. for healthy tips and more, visit lysol.com/missionforhealth. >> i called up norm and
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Mar 10, 2011 1:35am PST
] [laughter] craig: god speed, pussy. good night, everybody! i love america,,,,,,,,,, i love my pet bald eagle brock, my bison sara, i love my pick-up with the custom constitution paint job... i celebrate jury duty... i love america so much, i'm making an all american jack combo two jumbo patties, with melting cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles, plus fries and a drink for only $4.99. i've celebrated every american tradition...except one... spring break cancun yo!!!!!!!! try the all american jack and enter to win an all-american spring break for you and 10 of your friends. ooh, the price sure doesn't. i'm tired of shopping around. [ sigh ] too bad you're not buying car insurance. like that's easy. oh, it is. progressive direct showed me their rates and the rates of their competitors. i saved hundreds when switching. we could use hundreds. yeah. wake up and smell the savings. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. >>> you're watching cbs5 "eyewitness news" in high definition. >>> the water in one neighborhood is so bad, tonight, officials are warning people don't drink
CBS
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm PDT
duty... i love america so much, i'm making an all american jack combo two jumbo patties, with melting cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles, plus fries and a drink for only $4.99. i've celebrated every american tradition...except one... spring break cancun yo!!!!!!!! try the all american jack and enter to win an all-american spring break for you and 10 of your friends. >>> you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news in high- definition. "this broadcast realtime captioned by becky lyon." >>> another blast at a japanese nuclear plant. what we are learning about the damage and the danger. >>> more evidence of the fury of the tsunami. one city is wiped off the map. >>> i'm don knapp live in concord where work continues on a b.a.r.t. train derailment trying to get it cleaned up in time for the morning commute. >> i'm ann notarangelo. good evening. the nuclear crisis in japan has just gotten worse. in the past few hours a second explosion has occurred inside one of the plants crippled by the tsunami and earthquake. six people were injured. the containment vessel is reportedly in tact. not kn
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 5:00am PDT
prius, the best selling hybrid in america. and prius was also named a best overall value of the year. plus, every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance. we're #1 for a reason. come see for yourself. hurry in for the best selection. ♪ how about both? with covergirl lashblast fusion. a mascara for lashes that want it all... all at once. our biggest brush meets our fiberstretch formula to bring you a blast of volume and length. lashes that want it all want lashblast fusion. from easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl. now, you can make a splash with new water resistant lash blast fusion. >>> if you liked yesterday, it's going to be something else. we haven't had numbers like this for quite some time. out the door, a mixed bag. 40s in the valleys but already in the 60s at the coast into san francisco. already 61 degrees. now, this afternoon, these temperatures are going to be something else. record breakers around the bay area. numbers moving well into the 80s in many spots. 70s at the water's edge at the coastline. so you get the idea.
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:00am PDT
america's role limited in libya. he says they halted a lawsuit is their could have shaken the stability of the region. the president promises to keep america's role limited in libya. >> going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners. >> the president said he ruled out targeting qaddafi warning that trying to oust him militarily would be a costly mistake. >>> qaddafi's son was here in the united states even right here in the bay area at one point. cnn reports that qaddafi's -- khamis qaddafi had an internship in los angeles. the stint for a global engineering and design company there. he traveled around meeting with high-tech companies in cities such as here in san francisco, chicago and houston. he left the u.s. for libya on february 17th when the crisis broke out in his country. >>> plutonium is showing up in the soil outside the damaged nuclear plant in fukushima, japan. tokyo electric power says the amount of plutonium is small and says it doesn't pose a risk to public health. government
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 5:00am PDT
bad weather and the free show is being taped for "good morning america" to coincide with the release of her new album. the concert is sunday, 12 noon, seating first come, first served. some people not happy because of course you can't fit as many people in the auditorium as on the street. >> a lot of folks in the castro, the businesses and such were looking forward to it. but britney doesn't do rain and i don't blame her. wait until she see this is big wall of green that lawrence is throwing on us now. it's crazy out there. >>> it's 5:27. the disaster in japan stalling car production. >> and now the warning that toyota plant in north america may have to shut down coming up. >>> we have been hearing the forecasters warning about wild and windy conditions. we are live on the bay bridge to tell you what's happening here on the ground coming up next. >>> and a clogged drain causing problems now along the nimitz freeway. southbound 880 in san leandro, we'll have all the details and how it's impacting your morning drive coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and i'm sydnie kohara. time is 5-- yet a
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 5:00am PDT
comes from transportation for america, which bases its information on data from the federal highway administration. >>> santa clara city leaders will transfer $4 million to the 49ers all to protect funds set aside for construction of a new stadium. the city council approved that deal last night 5-2. they want to make sure that the state doesn't take the money if the legislature eliminates redevelopment agencies. the 49ers will use the money to relocate utilities and approve access to the site, which is now a parking lot at great america. >> that he may not play next year. >>> 5:-- they may not even play next year. >>> the nfl lockout taking a toll on a popular snack. >> of the biggies t-mobile is your val will you place. you get more for your money. that's not going to be the case going forward. >> a win or lose for cell phone customers the benefits and the drawbacks from the t-mobile- at&t mega-merger. switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. customers of the two comp
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the bank of america. that is at sanford. and there you see the officers. in fact, officers have sounded this bank of america. the situation started at around 4:30 this afternoon. the bay city news quoting zanata a community service officer with the police said that there were employees inside the bank, but they have been evacuated. and right now we understand that a gunman is still inside the bank. and we understand a negotiation is underway with that gunman. i talked to several people out here along here who told me that ultimately they have been talked to by the police. they have been pushed back one block, two blocks. and they have been told along the way that he is armed. so they are assuming that means the man who is inside the bank is armed. that appears to square away with what the police are saying right now. we don't know what the situation is right now, whether the communication is continuing or whether the man has stopped communicating. we will have to sort of pick back up on the story and talk to the police a bit more. but allen, right now it appears to be a bank rob
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
and how the columbian mammoth went extinct. >> day five of america's involvement in libya. so how does the country feel about it? the sharp divisions among the american public and american politicians. >> there was warning for the mainland of japan before the strongest shaking hit anywhere onshore. >> wouldn't that be nice here? the technology and money needed to give californians a little warning before the big one strikes. >>> and this, tick tick tick tick, is bridging the hemispheres. >> veterans trapped by the horrors of war. how a bay area woman is helping some of them find peace. ,,,, caitlin: i was diagnosed with scoliosis. when you're 16, nobody wants to go through back surgery. my doctor has letters and pictures of other kids who've gone through the same thing on his walls and that really helped me not be as scared. i'm not worried about my back anymore. i wanna do that again! announcer: at sutter health, our story is you. for more stories, visit sutterhealth.org. anno♪ cer: at sutter health, our story is you. ♪ hello sunshine ♪ sweet as you can be ♪ i love waking up [
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
appearance on "good morning america." he was apparently angry that the host asked him about his former girlfriend rihanna. >> have you all seen each other, been around each other? >> i mean -- i mean, not really. it's not really a big deal to me now as far as that situation. i think i'm past that in my life. >> once back stage, ashes sources say brown screamed, smashed a window and ripped off his short after storming out of the building, according to abc sources. he pleaded guilty to assaulting rihanna back in 2009. >>> we can't ever ask roberta about the weather too much. >> never. this is an impressive area of stormy weather. this is our live camera and we are taking a sneak peek toward a cloudy sky from san francisco towards the bay waters. we have a small craft advisory in place with the winds picking up out of the south and southeast up to a good 20 knots. now, let's go ahead and call on our live high-def doppler radar and when you see green on the screen, that means it is raining. the pockets of yellow is the more moderate rainfall. we have a few renegade showers that are
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm PDT
for america which base its information on the data from the national highway traffic safety administration. >>> dozens of families are still trapped by a big rockslide in the santa cruz mountains. take a look at this dramatic video of the moment it happened. >> oh, man, oh, man! >> they are catching these images as a giant wall of mud, debris and trees crashed across the road in the community of scotts valley. no one was hurt. but that slide has cut off 33 homes. neighbors have built a foot path around the slide to use temporarily until the mess is cleared. it's not ideal but it comes with the territory. >> when you live in the mountains things happen and you have to be flexible. >> well, no homes are without power or running water. that's good. a geologist hopes to assess the stability of that slope a little late today so the debris can be cleared. >> we saw this at big sur. we saw it there in scotts valley and we have more rain to come too . >> it's obvious that this is a problem. >> we'll see an urban and small stream flood advisory coming up throughout parts of the bay a
CW
Mar 17, 2011 10:00pm PDT
america. and prius was also named a best overall value of the year. plus, every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance. we're #1 for a reason. come see for yourself. hurry in for the best selection. ♪ hurry in for the best selection. like men's polos in every color! just $9.99. half off juniors arizona bottoms bath towels are only $3.99... and gold and silver fine jewelry sparkles at 70% off. get even bigger savings with jcp cash. 10, 15, or $20 off. no exclusions. unlike other stores we don't make you come back to save! we make spring styles sparkle -- you make them bloom. go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. we make it affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. gr r. >>> the nuclear crisis has in some way overshadowed the growing humanitarian disaster there. today the official death toll rose to more than 5600 people. and almost 10,000 people are still missing. lucy craft on death and life in that disaster zone. shouting "a tsunami's coming", >> reporter: he's running for safety to a nearby building. more dramatic video like t
CBS
Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm PST
three new breakfast lovers dishes, who needs a break from breakfast? denny's. america's diner is always open. >>> zach brown band is on letterman tonight. >> they're awesome. >> they're cool. >> i like them. >> i'll second that. >> they just got preemped by charlie sheen. >> good night.
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm PDT
be created as monsters against america. >> reporter: with the u.s. and others providing effective air cover for the rebels the pro gaddafi forces have fallen back. but the still-out gunned and disorganized rebel forces have not been able to mount a significant offensive of their own. mark phillips, cbs news, tripoli. >>> today they are back in the japan's crippled nuclear plant trying to get it stopped. smoke forced an evacuation again today. they have discovered some cooling pumps were destroyed in the tsunami and earthquake so they are racing to bring in new pumps. it is stabilizing but it could be weeks before it is under control, they say. >>> a fremont man has saved drivers a whole lot of money and he may have just spared you from a red light ticket. as kiet do shows us it all started over a beef at the red light camera. >> reporter: a red light camera used to be the top money-maker in fremont. that is until roger jones helped to put the brakes on it. >> these things are not doing what we want them to do and there's better ways to accomplish this. >> reporter: last year jones
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 1:35am PST
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CBS
Mar 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
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CBS
Mar 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
a break from breakfast? denny's. america's diner is always open. but trying to grow grass from seed in tough areas like deep shade, along the driveway, and where the kids play can be a little intimidating... until now. with scotts ez seed. it's scotts best grass seed, starter fertilizer and a growing material that absorbs water and expands to surround and protect the seeds, you'll get a thick, green scotts lawn even if you've never been successful with other seed before. the revolutionary scotts ez seed. grow grass anywhere. to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. motrin pm. time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze. but with zyrtec® liquid gels, i get fast, 24-hour allergy relief. so i feel better by the time we tee off. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. st. mary's 25-8 record be enough to get a ticket to the most n sports??? d day for the ncaa selection committee. would st. mary's record will enough to get a
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Mar 15, 2011 10:00pm PDT
-mpg-rated prius, the best selling hybrid in america. and prius was also named a best overall value of the year. plus, every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance. we're #1 for a reason. come see for yourself. hurry in for the best selection. ♪ ♪ that airline is gonna nail that frequent flyer with restrictions when he tries to use his miles. ♪ that's a lot of red tape! step on it! [ tires screech ] ♪ i can't escape the red tape! now you can with rapid rewards! come on! [ tires screech ] [ male announcer ] join rapid rewards and enjoy unlimited reward seats, no blackout dates, and no red tape. ♪ now he >>> police say a man who stole a sign from a witch craft supply store led them on a high speed chase and now he is under arrest. the santa cruz shop owner wants the man charged with a hate crime. an employee said this afternoon a man put a sign in an suv that has the phrases jesus saves and confess and forgive on the side. he took off and ultimately led police on a 20-minute pursuit before getting arrested. >> i think we h
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
the 50-mpg-rated prius, the best selling hybrid in america. and prius was also named a best overall value of the year. plus, every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance. we're #1 for a reason. come see for yourself. hurry in for the best selection. ♪ and-e, for conserving energy >>> well maybe you got one, a prepaid debit card from pg&e for conserving energy this winter. that's a good thing. one pg and e customer contacted us when he noticed a whole bunch of fees in the fine print. they included an account maintenance fee of $3 a month on a card worth 25 bucks. that's a bad thing. and there was even a fee to pay his pg&e bill with that card. >> we are sorry if the, all the fine print these cards came with would have confused people. but there is no fees associated with this card. >> pg&e says those charges are standard on citibank charges but they do not apply to all you pg&e customers, the card expires in 6 months. >>> you've heard the joke about a bridge for sale. well there is an island not far from that bridge on the market
CBS
Mar 9, 2011 6:00am PST
sounds like everything is back on time. earlier america cag problems for the k and m line -- earlier mechanical problems for the k and m line, but now they are cleared up. everything is on time now bart, ace, muni and caltrain. not roads, pretty quiet commute out there on the roads. fog not an issue this morning. that was the big issue yesterday across from the san mateo bridge. just not the case, a little crowded westbound 92 in the commute direction towards foster city. the golden gate bridge looks great. no issues at all through marin. just a beautiful traffic camera at this time of the morning showing you those cars heading into san francisco. back to you >> thank you. you have an easy morning , huh? >> i know. >> at 6:06, police jobs saved in one bay area city but at a price. what officers have to give up. >> plus the confrontation in a south bay club turning into multiple murders. the video shows everything. what police are still trying to figure out. >>> and new meaning to the phrase easy as. the classes stanford is dropping and why only a select group of people kne
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:00am PDT
america's military mission in libya. the president will be speaking from the national defense university in washington. white house says mr. obama will talk about what the u.s. policy in libya will be. critics from both parties are saying the president never asked congress for approval before taking military action and hasn't given them a clear plan yet. the president is expected to speak at 4:30 p.m. our time. we'll have coverage right here on cbs and continuing developments on libya on the cbs 5 eyewitness news at 5:00. and, of course, at our website, cbssf.com. >>> let's check weather and traffic. we'll start with julie watts. julie, good morning. a dry monday, certainly a welcome change. >> absolutely. we all have sunny dispositions this monday because we have sunshine on the way. we have some patchy fog, in fact visibility down to three- quarters of a mile in santa rosa. but elsewhere partly cloudy skies making way for more sunshine this afternoon. 47 pacifica right now, 49 oakland and 44 in concord. as we head into the afternoon hours, warming things up mid- 50s to mid-70s dependin
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
custom constitution paint job... i celebrate jury duty... i love america so much, i'm making an all american jack combo two jumbo patties, with melting cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles, plus fries and a drink for only $4.99. i've celebrated every american tradition...except one... spring break cancun yo!!!!!!!! try the all american jack and enter to win an all-american spring break for you and 10 of your friends. >>> a hearing is set this morning, for the upcoming personally trial against former san francisco giant barry bonds. he is accused of lying to a federal grand jury by saying he never took performance- enhancing drugs. prosecutors are trying to get into evidence some voicemails that bonds left for a former mistress. in one, he says, kim, i'm starting to get very upset, very upset, where are you? now, prosecutors say these and other messages will demonstrate how steroid use affected bonds' behavior. the trial is scheduled to begin monday in san francisco. >>> well, it's that time of year, march madness getting into full swing. a little less than three hours from now, i thi
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. yeah. bacon. come celebrate baconalia! only at denny's. america's diner is always open. nearby homes. authorities >>> a county's rising water levels on the san joaquin river are threatening nearby homes. authorities are asking 125 residents of four r.v. parks in newman to evacuate voluntaryly but most are refusing to go. a shelter was set up in patterson but last night it was empty. the rain plus snow runoff is keeping the river high and it is expected to stay that way for at least five more days. >>> another big danger lingering from the recent storms. landslides, several slides in recent weeks have already forced people out of their homes. len ramirez on why one expert says more may be on their way. len? >> reporter: well, ken, the landslides are popping up all over the bay area right now including this one behind me here. just off sierra road in the east foothills of san jose. now, fortunately this slide which you can see here the earth just broke away and is going downhill in several spots there. this slide is in an area that is unpopulated but that is not the case with another s
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00am PDT
. >>> well, president barack obama had a little trouble on his way home from five days in south america. >> i love this story. he almost didn't get into the white house. do they give him keys? i don't know. the president headed toward the oval office last night after marine one carried the first family back to the white house. but the door was locked. [ laughter ] >> come on, he has to have a big key. so he walked a little further, checked a couple of doors, and finally found one that wasn't locked. but makes you wonder. >> when you leave the house, you lock it up. >> but is there a white house key? i mean, come on. >> i'm sure there are a few and the secret service probably has all of them. >> that makes me laugh. >>> it is 6:52. flooded roads and slick streets. >> yeah, already reports of several spinouts on bay area freeways. we have the hot spots to avoid as that storm picks up steam. hey marcel, watch this! hey marcel, watch this! [ buzzer sounds ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey marcel, watch this! yeah, marcel! -marcel! -hey marcel! are you listening to me? marcel! [ male announc
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00am PST
. [ sneezes ] [ female announcer ] kleenex brand tissues are america's softest. no wonder people go out of their way to share them. ♪ [ sneezes ] ♪ ooh! ooh! ♪ [ sneezes ] [ female announcer ] go to kleenex.com for more fun ways to share. got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. >>> good morning. we are starting off with live pictures from chopper 5. you are looking at highway 92 near 35, a lot of cars out there. we are getting word of hundreds and hundreds of vehicles heading out of the half moon bay area. we actually just heard from james reid one of our producers caught in the mess. lots of folks heading away from the coast because of all these tsunami evacuations in place now, again major congestion through the area. they have even parked along the side t
CBS
Mar 13, 2011 7:30am PDT
america, that is too powerful it is hard to argue the unions are the cause of the financial collapse, unions are the cause of the fiscal crisis, they are gripping state governments. so the question is, is there a way of reforming things like pension system or health care mandates or trying to bring down like i said in california, the governor warding inner was able to -- schwarzenegger was able to negotiate with unions to take furlough days, he was able to do that without trying to desert fie unions. this governor came arguing he could desert fie the unions himself he said when he was elected i am going to desert fie the unions, what did he do instead? manufacture a fiscal crisis in wisconsin it wasn't a fiscal crisis. >> the books were not balanced. >> well, they were this year. there was a 2 to $4 billion crisis looming on the here royson but the book -- horizon but the books were balanced for this year. manufacturing a fiscal crisis and the long term solution was the make it difficult for unions. >> i think long term that is the key the books are balanced now but we have been hear
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Mar 28, 2011 10:00pm PDT
the reigns in an operation to protect civilians in libya. >>> i said that america's role would be libya and we would not put ground troops into libya, we would focus our capabilities on the front end and we would transfer our responsibility to other allies and partners. tonight we are fulfilling that pledge. >> reporter: he said libya would be better off with qadaffi out of power. and he will pursue that goal but only through nonmilitary means. even so, nato control may not put the u.s. in the back seat as the organization is department natured both militarily and politically by the united states. >>> in addition to our nato dudes, the president says the united states will provide assistance to the libyan people. we will safeguard $33 billion in the qadaffi regime's frozen assets to help rebuild the country. tomorrow, what kind of pressure -- can put on qadaffi. >>> the speech aired at 4:30 our time. that is a tough time to get people's attention out here. >> reporter: at uc berkeley, president obama was on the big screen tv but no one was watching. students campaigned for campus
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Mar 15, 2011 1:35am PDT
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Mar 14, 2011 10:00pm PDT
america, but in europe and germany, they have suspended their plans. >> where they had problems in the past, too. exactly right. grace, thank you for that. 35% of jay opinion's electricity comes from nuclear plants. to understand what went wrong there, you have to understand a little bit about how reactors work. inside a massive concrete retainment dome are reak torse full of uranium. that heats rods through a process called fission. water is circulated through the rods, it's heated, and it creates steam, which powers turbines. water must be kept circulating around those rods and in japan, power failures are keeping that from going on. : meanwhile, many communities in japan haven't begun to dug out from the devastation. harry smith shows us that some towns and cities are unrecognizable. >> with the force and fury, the tsunami flattened what was there. once a picturesque fishing haven, there is little left that resembles its path. now there is only ruins. >> you went down to look if. >> the people we uncovered heeded warnings, went to higher ground. they lost everything. we are stun
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00am PST
america. the staff members of the shelter say there is backyard overbreeding and abandonment in the bad economy. on the other hand, chihauhaus are in high demand on the east coast. so virgin america is taking the dogs to new york at no cost to the shelter. the dogs expected to be adopted quickly at the manhattan aspca. >> we had a surplus. we had to pick and choose who to ache and who to leave. we tried to combine older ones, younger ones, little adorable pickup business but they are a lot of work with ones that are a little older and more settled down so there should be plenty of selection for new yorkers. >> reporter: the flight leaves at 7 a.m. from sfo. the dogs will travel comfortably in the main cabin with san francisco animal control staff or virgin america volunteers beside them. and with wi-fi near every seat, they will document the journey with live updates and you will be able to follow them on the plane through your facebook or twitter account. it's facebook.com/virginamerica. twitter.com/virginamerica. >> so not first class but business coach, right? [ laughter ] >> thank y
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm PDT
elizabeth cook. how long will it last? how much will it cost? would those burning questions about america's involvement in libya, president obama just laid out his plans to the nation. phil matier listened in on his address. phil. >> reporter: this was president obama's most detailed speech on what the united states hopes to accomplish with the new military mission in libya and the president forcefully said that libyan leader moammar qaddafi left him little choice but to act. he said the u.s. acted to prevent a massacre. >> 10 days ago, having tried to end the violence without using force, the international community offered qaddafi a final chance to stop his campaign of killing or face the consequences. rather than stand down, his forces continued their advance bearing down on the city of benghazi home to nearly 700,000 men, women and children who sought their freedom from fear. >> reporter: the president went to great lengths to me assure the nation that the u.s. is not interested in regime change. that would take years he said and millions if not trillions of dollars. the burden of actio
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
? bank of america customers just got a 48-hour crash course. the risky moves some had to take while the computer was not an option. >> a relatively new supermarket chain is about to open its doors. how you can tell it is listening to its customers. >> the impact broke this and it chipped a lot of the paint. >> as if a costly tow isn't bad enough. this car was also damaged in the process. what we've learned about the company. [ music ] ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the public utilites commission says muni's condition is the . >> state regulators have pomona on the hot seat. the public utilities condition says mun i's condition is the worst among california's transit systems. investigators found a series of violations on the muni line that could pose danger to the safety. they call the accusations overblown and unfair. they are aware of the problems work tirelessly to keep it running. >> fresh and easy executives say american shoppers will find that the stores cater to their needs. ann has a preview of the first store in danville. ann? >> reporter: dana, the fresh even easy is making its northern cali
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00am PDT
america's future in libya tonight in a speech. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us on this monday, the 28th day of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00 straight up. in honor of this lovely weather we're having this week we decided to bring everyone upstairs. >> this will be permanent. >> and celebrate. >> the gang is all here. and we have sunshine. >> hey it works. >> i'm jealous. so let's start off with some weather and some golden rays out there. >> we have been giving frank a hard time. ever since he arrived we have seen rain pretty much every day. >> it's over. >> so my question, are you going on vacation on wednesday and thursday? we are finally going to see some sun. >> i haven't been told yet but maybe i should. i'm okay with a three-day weekend if that's what it takes. >> that may be why we're seeing sunshine but you will finally get to see what sunny california looks like. i know you grew up here but it's been a long time since we have seen the sun. >> we are just at the beginning of a warming trend, mid-60s and 50s. full blown sunshine la
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am PST
operation chihauhau, a team effort between the san francisco animal care and control and virgin america. there's going to be one airline volunteer or shelter staff member per dog as they board the flight. here's what's going on. the shelter is getting far more chihauhaus than they can handle but they are in high demand on the east coast so virgin america is taking the dogs to the east coast at no extra cost to be developed out of the manhattan aspca. earlier this morning, we asked local shelter staffer the reason for the the overpopulation on the west coast of chihauhaus. >> really easy to breed. you know, we live in small spaces and they don't take up a lot of space. they are still a lot of work and people find that out quickly and relinquish them to the shelters but they are just really overbred. people are not spaying and neutering as much as we would like to see them doing. >> reporter: the dogs will be divided into two groups and loaded onto two planes, one departing at 7 a.m., another at about 9:30 this morning. they will have their own little section on the plane. the dogs will t
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00am PST
warning up and down north america, south america, parts of russia, indonesia and we are supposed to see the remnants of that tsunami sometime after 8:00 this morning. >> that's right. evacuation orders in effect for parts of pacifica this morning. and with us over the phone is pete franco, we should let you know that's gianna franco's husband, our traffic reporter. hey, pete. i understand you were packing up this morning. >> yeah. absolutely. got to get all the guitars and amps and dogs and the kids and get them to higher ground. >> hope you have a big car. >> yeah. yeah. i got a truck luckily. >> you know, gianna tells me so you're in the linda mar area on the one of the lowest streets in the area. >> yes. absolutely. we're directly in the flood zone. so yeah, we're just hoping that we have a dry house to come home to today. >> what was it like getting out of pacifica and going up the highway and getting to higher ground? chopper 5 is showing us that it's gridlock up there and a lot of folks parked on the side of the road just kind of trying to wait for this tsunami to come and go.
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
yet inked a deal with the city to build the proposed $937 million project next to the america's theme park. >> we have essentially handed the $49ers $4.5 million but there is not a signature on any contract anywhere. >> reporter: they are working out the details of a complex financing plan and yes, the deal could fall through. >> there is not enough money to pay our workers what we did last year but there is enough money to pay the 49ers to build this stadium and that's just wrong. >> reporter: the city officials say the improvements they are making now won't go to waste. >> this is normal business that the city would do any company that moved into here that was building the site on city property. >> reporter: the city says it plans to spend between $700 and $800 of that $4.5 million this year alone on site improvements. but dana the city's full commitment is not yet known because there is no firm deal yet anyway. >> len ramirez, thank you. >>> it was a special edition but not one you would want to collect. what investigators have to say about the bizarre case of an exploding newspape
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
one of america's biggest banks. >> and it has a lot of people saying something like this. >> it is our money. they use that money to make money. >> yes, they do. and now they want to limit your access to your money. why you may find yourself swiping your debit card several times just for one purchase. >>> i'm len ramirez in san jose. wait until you hear what the mayor of san jose wants to put on ebay. find out why some people think it is an idea that is bound to go up in smoke. >>> and it is about that time of year. why some californians may find themselves paying backtaxes on their pot. trial. >>> this probably won't come as a big shock to you. a judge has ordered robert rizo to stand trial. the former bell city manager will be tried on 50 counts of miss appropriation of public funds, conflict of interest and false records. he is the ringleader that took over 5.5 million from the town. >>> putting strict limits on how customers use their debit cards. julie watts on our consumerwatch explains it is really a fight over bank fees. >> reporter: the merchant pays what's known as an int
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Mar 3, 2011 10:00pm PST
northerly r north america. however, the spider is all over the place. >> those are the only spiders in north america. >> i don't want any little spiders crawling into tiny places and ruining my day. >> thank you. let's check in with roberta and see which web she spending night. >> i think it's more coming. opportunity that usually happen? we say held low to an old friend. the patchy fog due to a lack of a wind and a temperature close to the dow point. in fact, tomorrow morning's commute, you will have that fog at the seashore, otherwise clear skies at the inland areas. a passing cloud possible. we had the passage of the front yesterday. we had a couple showers park off today. weak ridge of high pressure is building. once the fog dispates, everyone is enjoying sunshine, a cloud may drift in from time to time, but overall dry conditions. heading to the sierra, have the chains. there will be snow on saturday and on sunday. boy that return trip. meanwhile, tomorrow's day high temperatures stacking up at 68 at the beaches. mid 60s across the central bay. winds will be flood out of the no
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Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
verison wrap up show. rule the air on the fastest most advanced 4g network in america. >>> the zoom tablet, the first tablet powered by android3.0. with an interview and a display. grab it and it grabs you. only at verison. >> you're watching the verison wrap up show with otis livingston. >> hello again, i'm otis livering stone. we'll run you through all the information as we get you through the second round. five seed arizona taking on memphis. it was late in this one, the three pointer. wesley grabs the offensive rebound, but derek williams says i'm sorry, sir, not on my watch. williams finishes as the wildcats finish 77-85. healing off oakland. a big time all around effort for the big time. texas over oakland, 85-81. staying out west, duke's freshman sensation, point guard, irving returns to the octoberive rose we are 13 points as the blue devils cresh hanson by 42. they will play them next. the fist ones to win a game without a freeway flow. we'll check in, featuring the regular season acc championship and top need in the southwest, kansas. stay tuned. >>> the verison >>> the verison w
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> i am simon perez at pier 80 in san francisco where the last vote to win the america cup is coming ashore. >> you claim you are okay with it. how about cleaning our water supply? bleach? some don't think that's a good idea. i'm mike sugarman and i will tell you why coming up. ,,,,,,,, saved the city of san francisco [ music ] >> time to call in mr. clean. you see, it turns out low-flow toilets have saved the city of san francisco a lot of water, but they are causing a stink in the city sewers. mark sugarman gets to the bottom of it. mike? >> reporter: well, it's sodium hypochloride. it's bleach. and san francisco wants to spend a ton of dough to put it in the water system to clean the water and make things smell better. but some people think a lot of it will end up in the bay. will it? san francisco is a beautiful place. but some parts stink. >> number two. >> poop. it smelled like poop. >> reporter: in some parts of the city, you don't even have to be near a storm drain. >> it's crap, what do you think it smells like? >> reporter: particularly on hot days, some neighborhood
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Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm PDT
, most advanced 4g network in america. [ male announcer ] unrestrained. unexpected. and unlike any hybrid you have ever known. ♪ introducing the most fuel-efficient luxury car available. ♪ the radically new, 42 mile per gallon ct hybrid from lexus. ♪ welcome to the darker side of green. wimpy, but he's mighty strong at the box office. the sequel, "diary of a wimpy kid: rodrick rules" opened this >>> delightful. this kid may be wimpy but he is mighty strong at the box office. diary of a wimpy kid roderick rules opened at number 1 earning more than $24 million this weekend. the girl power action fantasty sucker punch in second place. limitless, the lincoln lawyer and rango rounding out the top 5. >>> the nintendo 3ds is the latest gadget competing for your cash. the device hit stores today. no glasses required. 3d. experts say the technology could be a game changer. it comes with a warning. nintendo says children under 6 shouldn't use the device because it might harm their vision. and the price tag, it might make you look twice. $250. >>> actress reese witherspoon is married ag
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Mar 10, 2011 12:00pm PST
national bank at 23% interest. and $2,400 with a bank of america card at 14.9%. >> if you are paying 15%, 18% or more on another card, and you have an opportunity to get a 6% card, you're going to want to make the transfer and save the money. >> reporter: nelson santiago is the head of l.a.'s consumer action agency, a nonprofit organization that's been helping consumers for over 40 years. the agency now has a new survey of 41 credit card offers. >> we recommend that consumers shop around and not just focus on one single term. there are a lot of different terms in these credit cards that may be important to the consumer. >> reporter: consumer action found four big winners when it comes to low interest rates combined with no annual fees. the lowest rate was first command back with a 6.25 apr. next was another company at 7.25. third pnc bank visa platinum at 7.99. and wells fargo at 9.15%. another tip from consumer action, think twice before closing the account from which you have transferred debt. >> unless they are being hit with a high annual fee, make sure to keep the card because havi
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Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm PST
40 dallass are drama 103, beginning impro micing and dance 106. social dances of north america free. but they also have intro to statistics, math 19, calculus. >> calculus is not a simple class. >> they say the list was compiled by the athletic/academic resource center for ease of scheduling, not as a path pass or an easy a for athletes. >> they are step 6 typical stanford classes available to our our students, athletes are not singled out anyway. >> reporter: it was first reported by investigative journalism students. >> i have a ta for the beginning improvising class. >> reporter: some of the teachers dispute the idea the class is filled with athletes. >> my class only has one athlete in it. >> reporter: it is a sensitive one for the university which prides itself on having top athletes in the field who are also good students in the classroom. a sophomore swimmer says he has not been pushed to take any of the classes on the list. >> i actually don't know. i've never taken any of the classes off the list, not because they are on the list. i'm a double major so i'm sort of busy tryi
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Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm PST
needs a break from breakfast? denny's. america's diner is always open. >>> the bay area is of course home to a large japanese american population. linda shows us how they are watching this devastation unfold. the pictures are terrifying. people running and dodging falling chunks of debris and pieces of buildings. then the tsunami swallowing towns in northern japan. all of this seen live by friends and family living in the bay area. >> i have two friends who live in sendai, which is ground zero, and i'm not able to contact them. >> sazuki's family lives 100 miles from the area hit by the tsunami. he hasn't heard from any of them. >> i call 20 times, but i can't reach anybody. >> communications have been down, but some contact can be made through e-mail and social networking sites. he flew in from tokyo to san francisco just yesterday. she is worried about her country. >> well, that's a disaster and it's not good now. so i don't know what will we do? >> do you know if your home is o.k.? ingly think so, but i couldn't talk to my mom and family. >> that must worry you. >> right. >> she i
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Mar 10, 2011 10:00pm PST
to can sell the -- cancel the hearing on the red callation of muslims in america. >> life should not be identified as just a member of an ethnic group but as an american who gave everything for his fellow americans. >> he recalled a paramedic killed on september 11th who was later smeared because of his muslim faith. king called the hearing saying muslim community leaders need to speak out more loudly against terrorism. he called this his happiest day. >> i challenge anyone to find anything that was improper about today's hearing. >> republicans say a spike in terror plots justify the focus. more arrests have been made -- >>> we fessed up and apologized, but the united states is not off the hook. fallout from a government program that intentionally infected guatemala lanes with syphlis. >>> a little role reverse alfor a congresswoman shot in the head. how gabrielle giffords will be showing support for her husband in his next challenge. >>> light rain is out of here. now the next storm on deck and how it will affect your weekend. pinpoint forecast as eye went news continues -- eyewitn
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Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm PDT
job... i celebrate jury duty... i love america so much, i'm making an all american jack combo two jumbo patties, with melting cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles, plus fries and a drink for only $4.99. i've celebrated every american tradition...except one... spring break cancun yo!!!!!!!! try the all american jack and enter to win . >>> you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> you have been hearing about it for days, possible raidation exposure. tonight what the bay area thinks about the danger. >> shot execution style. video, the suspect you will only see here. >> starbucks people, soon they could be one and the same. what that means for your cup of joe. >> going. idana king. >> progress in the race to prevents a nuclear meltdown. >> crews in japan say they are close to finishing a new power line that could restore cooling systems at that crippled plant. it is still dicey. charlie reports leaders worldwide say their biggest concerns is a lack of information >> reporter: buckets of water rain down. military helicopters douse the worst of the overheated reactors
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